Network Development Cohort Group Calls

Rural Health Innovations Network TA Team has launched a new approach for connecting Network Development grantees to peers and increasing access to deeper knowledge, TA Cohort Calls and Coaching Opportunities. Four cohort topics have been selected based on grantee projects and grantee input, including:

  • Care Coordination from a community-based perspective
  • Care Coordination from a clinical-based perspective
  • Integrating Behavioral Health with primary care
  • Using Technology to make decisions

These events are open to the July 2017 cohort of Rural Health Network Development Program grantees. Event connection details will be sent to eligible networks. For more information, please contact the Network TA Team at networkta@ruralcenter.org.  

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Network Development Webinar

Action Planning for Sustainability

August 28, 2019

The ongoing longevity of a grant project is dependent on the sustainability of the network. Sustainability is defined as the network’s ability to achieve desired outcomes and maintain the ability to do so over time. This webinar describes the three phases to completing a Network Sustainability Action Plan.

Upcoming Network Development Cohort Group Call

Integrating Behavioral Health: Shared Care Plans

September 10, 2019

A shared care plan combines medical and behavioral health treatment plans into a single document. These plans encourage whole person care, foster collaboration within and across clinical sites, and enhance transparency in the provider-patient relationship. Please join your peers to share and learn from others.

Upcoming Network Development Cohort Group Call

The Evolution of Remote Technology in Health Care

September 12, 2019

Remote technologies in health care, including tele-medicine, remote patient monitoring, home health monitoring, and distance learning have evolved over the past several years, aided by the rapid advancement of smart phones and high-speed internet. In this cohort call, we will share our experiences and plans for using remote technologies as well as some of the challenges and solutions that each of us have discovered.

Upcoming Network Development Cohort Group Call

Continued Engagement of Medical Partners

September 19, 2019

Continued engagement in your care coordination program is a common topic for discussion amongst those doing care coordination. This next cohort call will look at engagement from three angles including engaging providers and peers, managing leadership change, and maintaining momentum.

Past Events

Past Workshop

Network Development Collaborating for Impact Workshop

August 21, 2019 to August 22, 2019

True innovation comes only through a collaborative process where many voices are at the table, but it’s not easy to lead a group with a variety of perspectives and priorities. During this workshop, you’ll assess the strength of your own network’s collaborative relationships and build your collaborative leadership skills.

Past Network Development Webinar

Leading Through Change

May 8, 2019

In this webinar, we’ll take a look at the rational and emotional side of a change initiative and share some strategies for addressing each. We’ll also look at tools for getting at the source of resistance to change and ways to address resistance.

Past Network Development Webinar

Demystifying Financial Forecasting for Good Business Planning

April 17, 2019

Financial forecasting begins with thinking through how to deliver the product or service that your customers may want. Rural Health Innovations (RHI) has developed a tool, Product and Service Canvas, that helps generate thinking for this development.

Past Workshop

Health Care Access Solutions Summit

February 19, 2019 to February 20, 2019

The road to population health depends heavily on our ability to overcome the most vexing barriers to access. This summit will provide a space to connect with other network leaders from across the country to brainstorm and share best practices for addressing barriers to access.

Past Network Development Webinar

Project Business Plan Toolkit

February 13, 2019

A business plan outlines the resources, partners, and income needed to deliver products and services to your target market. Learn about the toolkit designed to support your work of developing a business plan for your project.

Past Network Development Cohort Group Call

How Technology is Impacting Population Health

December 20, 2018

Improving population health can be complex and is an area in which technology can make a difference. This event will introduce ways you can utilize technology while learning from your peers how they are utilizing technology in their work.

Past Network Development Cohort Group Call

A Reflective Look at 2019 Care Coordination

December 13, 2018

Sustaining an effective care coordination goes beyond billing requiring an intentional step back and reflection on a regular basis. We’ll look at the elements for this intentional reflection by taking a high-level view of care coordination and exploring the elements to make the most changes in those being coordinated for.

Past Network Development Cohort Group Call

Integrating Behavioral Health Payment Models

December 6, 2018

Many Network Development grantees have found it challenging to maximize reimbursement for behavioral health integration activities. This cohort call will allow networks to learn strategies for increasing reimbursement, share their own experiences and ask questions.

Past Network Development Webinar

A Look at Network's Sustainability Characteristics: How Are We Doing?

October 25, 2018

Last month, all of the Network Development grantees were asked to complete our annual Network Sustainability Assessment. In this webinar, we'll take a look at the results and explore what they tell us about how we are doing as a cohort, aiming for sustainability. We will also check out TA resources, share lessons learned and provide input on TA topics for the upcoming year.

Past Workshop

Network TA Program Evaluation and Data Analytics Workshop

August 28, 2018 to August 29, 2018

For a network to be sustainable, network leaders must continually evaluate progress and results, while stakeholders must clearly see and understand the benefit of being a part of a network. Through this workshop, participants will work within the context of their networks and engage in interactive sessions to learn how to implement the BSC methodology.

Past Network Development Webinar

Project Marketing Plan Toolkit

August 16, 2018

Marketing is defined as discovering and meeting the needs of network partners to the mutual, continuous benefit of all parties. Your marketing plan outlines, in detail, the ways that the network will meet member needs and communicate with members. Learn about the toolkit designed to support your work of developing a marketing plan for your project.

Past Network Development Cohort Group Call

Care Coordination Software Selection

July 19, 2018

Confidently selecting the right, or best, care coordination software is a challenge that comes up in many of our calls. It's important to select software that meets the needs of the project today and in the future. Join this call to explore this question with our Technology Cohort.

Past Allied Health Webinar

Leading Change

July 18, 2018

Driving change isn’t easy. We sometimes spend a lot of time and energy developing what we think is a well-designed change initiative, only to have others’ reactions derail the plan entirely. It’s likely that you’re working through many changes as the Allied Health grant period comes to a close. In this webinar, we’ll take a look at both the rational and emotional side of a change initiative, and give you strategies for addressing both. We’ll explore ways to not only keep others engaged in the change process, but also to keep up your own energy as you encounter challenges along the way.

Past Conference Call

Workflows for Effective Care Coordination

July 12, 2018

Effective workflows and processes are vital elements to successful care coordination programs. This cohort call will allow networks to connect with each other, as well as our subject matter experts, to share their experiences and ask specific questions about unique situations to their networks around workflows.

Past Network Development Webinar

Principles of Marketing: Preparation for Marketing Planning

June 21, 2018

Learn to effectively communicate and market to your network members to ensure your partners work together for mutual gain. This webinar will help you understand your members and identify segments to target with messages about new programs.

Past Allied Health Webinar

Preparing for the Future with New Tools for Uncertain Times

May 23, 2018

Learn to use scenario planning to help your network make effective decisions and respond to uncertain times. This webinar explains the process, advises when this method is appropriate and provides specific steps to carry it out with a planning group or board.

Past Workshop

Network Care Coordination Workshop

May 21, 2018 to May 22, 2018

Care Coordination is essential for networks as they transition from pay per procedure to reimbursing for value. The aim of this workshop is to learn, create and improve upon a Care Coordination model that specifically addresses your network and community's needs while including infrastructure for your team development and workflow processes.

Past Network Development Webinar

Collaboration: Engaging Members and Partners

April 12, 2018

Networks play a key role to bring diverse organizations and community members together toward the common goals of meaningful and effective learning and innovative problem solving. Build your skills and gain tools to create opportunity to allow engagement and innovation in your network.

Past Allied Health Peer Group Call

Becoming a Successful Preceptor: The Importance of Preceptor Training

April 4, 2018

Learn how to become a successful preceptor through facilitated conversation. The Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri will share how and why they developed their preceptor training curriculum, how to identify preceptor disconnects, the benefits of being a preceptor as well as provide a Google Classroom tour of their preceptor training modules.

Past Allied Health Webinar

The New Workforce: Globals and Millennials

March 14, 2018

Learn how the influx of younger workers from the Millennial and Global generation impacts the workforce. This webinar will discuss what motivates these two generations and explore the similarities and differences between them. We will also explore the change these generations force on the workplace as a whole.

Past Network Development Webinar

The Role of Networks in a Changing Health Care Landscape

February 21, 2018

Rural health network leaders discussed the role of networks in a changing health care environment during a September 2017 summit. Their findings, including six common roles networks should play to support network members in the transition to population health are presented in this webinar.

Past Allied Health Webinar

Employee Satisfaction Survey Implementation Process

January 17, 2018

Learn how to implement an annual employee satisfaction survey. This webinar provides insight to choose "the right" survey questions, methods to administer the survey and critical survey follow-up steps.

Past Allied Health Webinar

IRWIN Rural Health Course

December 19, 2017

In this webinar, the Indiana Rural Workforce Innovation Network will discuss its Rural Health Course, an exploration of health care delivery in the rural community, and student exposure to unique differentiators that accompany a rural practice.

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